• 1 Euro 2002-2007, KM# 3088, Austria
  • 1 Euro 2002-2007, KM# 3088, Austria
Obverse

A portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (with his signature), in reference to Austria as a land of music, is accompanied with the facial value, heraldic hatchings representing the Austrian flag and the twelve stars of Europe.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, he showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music.

Engraver: Josef Kaiser

1
EURO
2007 Mozart

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 1 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “1” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

1 EURO
LL

Edge

1 Euro

1st map
KM# 3088 Schön# 283
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Nickel Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 23.25 mm
Thickness 2.33 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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2nd map

Bi-Metallic, 7.5 g, ⌀ 23.25 mm